Captain Jack: Friday’s Adoption Pet 7/31/15

Name: Captain Jack
Breed: California Desert Tortoise
Age: 25 years old with a 100 year life expectancy
Sex: Male
Organization: San Diego Turtle & Tortoise Society
Phone: 760-738-8865

Captain Jack has been in foster care for 400 days and is ready for a great home.

Unfortunately, San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society has SO MANY that it’s been really hard to get them adopted.

Captain Jack is healthy, friendly and eating well. He’s looking for a home with a minimum outdoor area of 15-by-20 with a small enclosure, water bowl, and some grass and weeds. While he eats the natural grasses and weeds in the area, he also likes romaine lettuce, cactus, dark greens, & hay.

SDTTS also provides several kinds of food supplements to start off with. He’ll make a perfect pet for anyone with allergies and prefers an outdoor pet who can hang out with them while they garden. He’ll follow you around the yard and is friendly with children.

For more info about Turtles & Tortoises and how to properly care for them, visit, or better yet, bring the family to Balboa Park this weekend for the Turtle & Tortoise Society’s Annual Show, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at Casa Del Prado, room 101. Free admission and parking.

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